Awaroa Escape

from $98
Walk from Bark Bay or Onetahuti to visit Awaroa - aka the People's Beach! Book Now
Availability: All year round
Summer Departure(s): 9.00am, 10.30am
Winter Departure(s): 9.30am
Trip duration: Full Day
Ideal for: Walking in the heart of the Park
Activity level: Moderate
Cruise info: Marahau/Kaiteriteri to Bark Bay: 1 hr or Onetahuti 1 hr 15 min & Awaroa to Marahau/Kaiteriteri 1 hr 30 min
Walk info: Bark Bay to Awaroa: 3 hrs or Onetahuti to Awaroa: 1 hr

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Awaroa Escape

Catch a morning water taxi into the Park, walk a section of the Coastal Track enjoying the Abel Tasman’s incredible beaches before returning on an afternoon water taxi. There are two walking options for this trip depending on how much of the Coastal Track you would like to walk.

Trip Options

  • Option 1 – the shorter walk option. We drop you at Onetahuti for a 1 hour walk to Awaroa.
  • Option 2 – the longer walk option. We drop you at Bark Bay for a 3 hour walk to Awaroa.

What’s included in this tour?

Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Water taxi fares


  • Water taxi from Marahau/Kaiteriteri to Bark Bay (or Onetahuti)
  • Walk from Bark Bay (or Onetahuti) to Awaroa
  • Water taxi from Awaroa to Marahau/Kaiteriteri

For group bookings requiring transport between Nelson, Motueka and Marahau please give us a call on 0800 80 80 18 to add bus transfers to your booking.

Important Notice: From December 3rd, New Zealand moved into the new COVID-19 Protection Framework, or traffic light system. We are required to adopt this new framework in order to remain open and also to keep everybody safe. Therefore from December 3rd all customers older than 12 years and 3 months will need to present their My Vaccine Pass before they can use our services. The new Protection Framework also requires that we adhere to the regulations outlined for each of the three levels; red, orange and green. For more specific information about COVID-19 Protection Framework please visit this link. Thank you for your understanding.

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